Massive Don Mattingly Update Boosts Derek Jeter’s Chances to Return to the MLB in a Different Role

Published 12/01/2022, 10:21 AM EST

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Derek Jeter has been focusing on personal projects after stepping down as Miami Marlins CEO. He has been spending a lot of time with his family, especially with his three daughters. Since joining social media, the former Yankee has been updating his daily lifestyle with fans regularly. And now, it seems like that Jeter is ready to get back in the game, but in a new role.

Since leaving the Marlins and selling his ownership stake in the team, there have been a lot of rumors regarding Jeter’s future., whether he will return to management in MLB. But a recent update regarding Don Mattingly’s future has increased Jeter’s chances of returning to the MLB in a new role.


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Derek Jeter might return as an analyst as Don Mattingly becomes the Toronto Blue Jays bench coach

Per reports, Don Mattingly is joining the Toronto Blue Jays as a bench coach. Fox Sports confirmed the news in a Tweet following reports that Mattingly was seriously considering an opportunity with a team. Mattingly will bring the Blue Jays his years of experience and success at the highest level. This puts to rest a rumor that Mattingly would be moving into a career as an analyst. And also intensifies rumors that Derek Jeter might become an analyst.

According to reports, networks were looking at Mattingly and Jeter as potential analysts for the 2023 MLB season. YES Network in particular was reportedly interested in signing either Mattingly or Jeter. With Mattingly joining the Blue Jays, all focus will now be on Jeter as his MLB future remains uncertain.


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Although Jeter has never had a role as an analyst, he would definitely be an immediate fan favorite should he take the job. Jeter is loved by baseball fans and him being on TV as an analyst would be an instant draw.


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It will be very interesting to see whether Jeter returns to the MLB as an analyst. Especially with his experience as both a superstar player and his time as Miami Marlins CEO. Furthermore, Jeter has a lot of knowledge about the game.

What does Mattingly bring to the Blue Jays?

Don Mattingly brings valuable experience to the Toronto Blue Jays. From his 14-year playing career to his success as a manager with the Dodgers and Marlins, Mattingly boasts a loaded resume. His calm personality and ability to mentor talented players will prove extremely valuable.


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Additionally, Mattingly will be a good supporting voice behind the Blue Jays Manager John Schneider as Schneider begins his first full year in the role. Do you think Derek Jeter will come back to the MLB as an analyst?


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Pranay Mukherjee


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Pranay Mukherjee is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. On completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, he followed his passion for writing and started working as a content writer. His passion for sports has led him to sports journalism.
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